Are you a travel enthusiast planning where to spend your next vacation? If you plan to hit the road or take it to the skies, you could do well with a digital companion by your side. A travel app or more likely a companion that can help you with your travel itinerary, your tickets, hotel bookings etc. It’s so relaxing when everything is taken care of, making our travel comfortable, giving us time to enjoy other things.
We have made a list of travel applications which will make life simple for you by giving you accurate and detailed information about your trips. So without further ado –
Here are the top 9 planning booking and travel app.
(The list contains both travel planning and travel booking apps/websites in no particular order)
MakeMyTrip (MMT) is my personal favorite and one of the most famous domestic flight booking and hotel booking service provider. MMT has a lot of cool features which sets it apart from its competitors. Tie-ups with PayBack, compatibility with almost every bank, etc. are some of its key features. For every booking you do, you get a certain amount of MMT cash that will be stored in your MMT Wallet. You can use this MMT cash on your next bookings to book flights, trains, buses, hotels and much more!
You can get great deals here, especially on Flights and Hotels. For every 4th bookings you do, you get the 5th one free 🙂
Developed by MakeMyTrip.com
Cleartrip is known for its transparency and good customer service. Similar to MakeMytrip, this travel app lets you book flights, hotels and IRCTC authorized Indian Railway tickets in no time with exceptional deals. ClearTrip has major tie-ups with all the popular airlines, including Indigo, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India, Air Asia, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, British Airways, etc. Apart from that, it has a wonderful feature called the “Activities Tab”. It provides a hand-picked and comprehensive collection of activities, experiences and things to do in your city. Cleartrip has aggregated over 2,000 activities over 30 cities, in metros and tourist destinations. Currently, there are over 150 themes on the “Activities Tab” of Cleartrip which includes – culinary classes, food walks, luxury bike rentals, yachting, adventure, go karting, photography trails, hiking, kids, day outings, dance, night treks, and much more.
Offered by ClearTrip
OYO a.k.a Oravel Stays, is an Indian clone of US-based online lodging service Airbnb. The story of how OYO came into existence is admirable. It is a brainchild of Ritesh Agarwal, a college dropout, who was only 19 when he established this aggregation of standardised inexpensive hotel rooms. Booking rooms is really easy with this travel app and it gives you a lot of options. Its services are present in more than 250 cities worldwide. OYO was recently in the news when it launched a unique service for Indian users – “Relationship Mode” for unmarried couples. This service allows unmarried couples to book rooms by showing their local identity proof. This initiative is similar to “LUVSTAY” and “STAY UNCLE” which is already out there in the market for some time now.
Offered By – OYO
Who doesn’t know IRCTC (in India)? It completely changed the way of railway ticket booking in India. Sure the website is frustrating and slow; and did I mention frustrating? :p But it is far better than standing in a long queue to book your tickets. Now you can easily book your tickets from your smartphones by installing the IRCTC Connect travel app. Some of its best features are – one step login, view and cancel just by the push of a button, save passenger details, getting upcoming journey alerts, etc. IRCTC also has tie-ups with a lot of hotels and roadways transportation. Apart from that, it also provides package deals for tourist destinations.
Offered by – IRCTC Officials
Expedia is also a well-renowned name that lets you book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, even cruises in some places, and a lot more. It is one of the fastest growing online portals in Asia, offering wide selective hotels, activities, and services.
Offered by – Expedia.
Trivago is a German multinational company that offers internet-related services in the field of hotels, lodging and metasearch. It was founded in 2005 and still remains to be one of the most profitable and fastest growing travel app. One of the most important reasons that Trivago is so successful is because of the awesome advertising campaigns it runs, especially in the US and the UK. You can search hotels and book them by location, date, budget, etc. It was also listed among the 10 best money saving apps by “The Guardian”.
Offered by – Trivago
RedBus is probably the most famous online bus booking platform in India. It also offers support and services at 70,000 routes and operates through 2,300 bus operators. This makes it the largest bus ticketing platform in India. You can pre-book the seats you like from the following categories – seater, sleeper, A/C , volvo buses etc. Redbus also gives a lot of flexibility in payment options where you can use Netbanking, Credit-Debit cards and phone booking options. The Redbus team claims to have sold over 3 crores bus tickets from their website, app, call center , agents, etc.
Offered by – redBus
Goibibo and GoStays
Founded in 2007, Ibibo is one of the biggest online travel app in the world. Ibibo has stakes in almost all the famous ventures related to online travel booking, which includes – Bixee.com, redBuss.in, goibibo, YourBus, Djubo, etc. Goibibo offers you to choose from the widest range of customer-reviewed hotels, bus routes, and get the best prices on flights. Goibibo recently launched GoStays, which provides budgeted rooms all across India.
Offered by – ibibo Group.
Yatra.com is one of the leading online travel company today which is serving over 1 million customers annually. It offers bookings for flights, hotels, Bus, Holiday Packages with many attractive deals and offers.
Offered by – Yatra.com